There may be more to this January's The X-Files event series than meets the eye. While only 6 episodes long, it is believed to serve as a backdoor pilot for a new The X-Files spinoff series. This show is said to revolve around two new characters being introduced in the revival. Though, no one associated with the series will confirm that it is happening.
This new X-Files Spinoff is said to possibly revolve around FBI Agents Miles and Einstein. Played by The Flash's Robbie Amell and Six Feet Under's Lauren Ambrose, the two characters are described as alien hunting agents. TVLine reports that the series was being considered by Fox. But it is currently dead. They do not rule out that the idea will be resurrected sometime in the near future.
When TVLine spoke with original series creator Chris Carter at New York Comic Con last month, he refused to deny that a show revolving around Miles and Einstein was being planned. But he wouldn't outright confirm the rumors, either. There seems to be a lot of potential for this pair, with Fox and Carter possibly waiting to see how fans react to these new characters before announcing anything publicly.
Chris Carter did note that the two actors are not signed for anything past these next 6 episodes. Their contracts do not contain 'a series deal beyond' what has already been shot. While he doesn't mind people speculating about a new show lead by Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose, he wants everyone to know their pacts were not negotiated with the idea of a spinoff taking place in the future.
When asked if he was considering a spinoff, Chris Carter remained stoic. He doesn't want to discuss anything beyond the event series that is coming our way this January. About any possible spinoff, he had this to say.
"Right now I'm focused on doing the show with David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson]."
The X-Files Revival is set thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of The X-Files is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully's boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
The X-Files debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC Championship Game, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show's seminal mythology. Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.